Expect to Spend: Munich

Expect to Spend: Munich - Munich, Germany

Munich is not a cheap city. Its wealth and busy social calendar mean that the city is often full of tourists.

Hotel Prices

The hotels we recommend here run from €40 to €125 for a double room. Prices spike during Oktoberfest and conventions. It's important to know that Munich has a very busy social calendar, with conventions and meetings planned basically throughout the year.

Restaurant Prices

You can't leave Munich without sampling the city's artery-clogging treats, which include scrumptious schnitzels and potatoes in various incarnations, more often than not served with beer. You can expect to pay a good €20 for a traditional Bavarian meal.

As in many European cities, small cafés in Munich will sell less substantial meals like sandwiches for decent prices. A filling café lunch shouldn't set you back more than €10, and can run as little as €7.

Don't neglect "imbiss" (fast-food) kiosks. Often featuring Turkish food, "imbiss" kiosks provide Cheapo delights somewhere between a snack and a full meal in size. Meat eaters who spend time in Germany will invariably discover and fall in love with the döner kebab. Döner kebabs are a truly hybrid Turkish-German fast food delight. Developed in the early 1970s, they are a clear variation on the traditional Turkish version of the dish. In the hybrid German version, grilled meat and salad is stuffed into a pita and doused with sauce. Expect to spend €2 on an imbiss döner kebab.

From our Munich blog

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to the best affordable hotels in Munich and throughout Europe. Our editors show up unannounced at hotels, inspect the rooms, and recommend only those that are central, clean and cheap.

Munich is a reasonably affordable city when it comes to hotels—granted that you don’t show up in town during Oktoberfest. Even then, we have some suggestions for small, independent hotels and B&Bs that won’t ruin your party.

Getting started: Ready to dive into the Munich hotel hunt? Head straight for our reviews of recommended hotels. For more information about the different parts of town, read through our neighborhood overview. And be sure to read the articles listed below for additional tips on keeping it cheap in Munich.

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